Friday 31 January 2014

In the Back Seat

           I was born in the back seat of a Yellow Cab in a hospital loading zone with the meter still running. I emerged needing a shave and shouted 'Times Square and step on it !'

Tom Waits

Rockford,Illinois 40s 

Pick up

         I finished my drink quickly and left the bar. I didn't feel like drinking anymore. I crossed the street and waited for my cable car. In a few minutes it dragged up the hill, slowed down at the corner and i jumped on. I gave the conductor my fare and went inside where it was warmer. Usually i sat in the outside section where i could smoke, but i was cold that night, my entire body was chilled.

Pick Up
Charles Willeford

Joes Bar, Greenwich Village
Berenice Abbott
reblogged from Greeneyes

Thursday 30 January 2014

To Refill

                          People empty me. I have to get away to refill.

Charles Bukowski

Carlisle Bell
reblogged from Darksilenceinsuburbia

The World is Not My Home - part three

Millers Crossing

Undercover Man

 Valley of Elah

True Confessions

Blade Runner

Branded to Kill

Place Beyond the Pines

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Driving Wheel

My baby don't have to worry, she don't have to rob and steal
I give her ev'rything she needs, i am her her drivin' wheel
She left me this morning, said she would be back soon

Driving Wheel
Little Junior Parker

Dorothea Lange
cafe near Pinochle, Calif

The Sensitive Soul

    Beauty of whichever kind, in it's supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.

Edgar Allen Poe

Romy Schneider

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Jazz Noir 9

             I didn't even bother to listen to it afterwards. Got through playing it, packed up my horn and walked out.

Coleman Hawkins
( Recording of 'Body and Soul')

Coleman Hawkins

James R. Bingham

Sunday 26 January 2014

They Call an ill Wind

        You know, sometimes a bad memory is like what they call an ill wind. It can blow somebody luck.

Jeff Bailey
Out of the Past

riding D train 1951 
LIFE magazine

More Highsmith

Saturday 25 January 2014

A Successful Woman

               A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

Lana Turner

re-blogged from
Peace pulse path blogspot

In This World

                                Now as i look around it's mighty plain to see
                                This wide wicked world is a funny place to be
                                The gamblin' man is rich and the workin' man is poor
                                And i ain't got no home in this world anymore

I Ain't Got No Home
Bruce Springsteen

Central Station, Memphis
David Williams
reblogged from Soundcheckandthefury 

Friday 24 January 2014

Deakins #2

No Country for Old Men

The Hurricane

Stormy Monday

Man Who Wasn't There